Russian attack Britain strikes hard against oligarchs: Freezes assets of seven billionaires with up to € 18 billion in sanctions

According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Roman Abramovich’s assets are worth $ 13.7 billion, or about $ 12.4 billion.

Britannian the government has cracked down on Russian oligarchs. The country’s government imposed sanctions on a total of seven Russian billionaires on Thursday. The British government confiscated their assets in Britain.

According to the British government, the total assets of the oligarchs total around EUR 18 billion.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said all seven are complicit in Putin’s war in Ukraine.

“They have the blood of the Ukrainian people in their hands.”

For the great the most famous on the sanctions list is the owner of the football club Chelsea Roman Abramovich. His assets in Britain will be frozen and banned from traveling to Britain.

Bloomberg’s billionaire index according to Abramovich’s assets are worth $ 13.7 billion, or about $ 12.4 billion. Abramovich is also the largest owner of Evraz, Russia’s second largest steelmaker.

Abramovich in addition, the CEO of the oil company Rosneft was put on the sanctions list Igor Setšin. Rosneft is the third largest company in Russia in terms of turnover. Sechin is considered very close Vladimir Putin as an insider.

The CEO of the gas company Gazprom was also put on the sanctions list Alexei Miller. Gazprom is the largest company in Russia in terms of turnover.

Also an oligarch Oleg Deripaskalle was imposed without sanctions. In addition, the chairman of the board of VTB Bank is on the list Andrei KostinChairman of the Board of Transneft Nikolai Tokarev and Chairman of the Board of Rossija Bank Dmitri Lebedev. Everyone is considered Putin’s insiders.

Abramovich under the sanctions was predicted for weeks. Last week, Abramovich announced plans to sell Chelsea. However, the sale intentions have now been put on ice, the British government said. Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003.

Britain granted Chelsea a special permit to continue playing in the Premier League, even if its owner’s funds are frozen. The permit is intended to protect Premier League activities, the British government said in a statement.

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